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Old 03-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #181
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Rosa Mundi? Did she have a sister named Coati?

eta: googled Rosa Mundi. Looks like Ortho got it in one, I wasn't even in the right kingdom...
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #182
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I had more than one variety of striped rose, but Rosa Mundi was the nicest.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #183
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I forgot to look for the tag today, sorry. I googled rosa mundi, and it's not it. This is not a rose variety. The Viet name is "hoa dao." You can google those words and check out the images. Vietnamese usually like to decorate with this plant for New Year. All the leaves fall off during the winter and when the weather warms up, these buds of flowers would bloom. Very pretty. It's typically in bright pink, varying shades of light pink, and white. It's unusual to be striped like that. It's also untypical although I've seen a few trees where they bloom both bright pink and white or light pink on different branches.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:03 AM   #184
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Texas Peach, Prunus persica …Hoa Đo mu đỏ
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Peach blossom are an essential symbolic and decorative plant of all households during Tet. It is used to ward off evil spirits during the Tet celebrations. The symbol of its power originated because two legendary deities -- Tra and Uat Luy once lived on a large peach tree in a village located East of the Soc Son Mountain, in North Vietnam. They were powerful deities and evil spirits so feared them that even the sight of a peach plant would scare the evil spirits away. At the end of the every lunar year however, the deities have to return to heaven for an annual meeting, leaving the villagers defenseless. To fight against the evil spirits during the deities’ absence, villagers displayed peach plants in their homes and these were sufficient to scare the evil spirits away.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #185
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Ahhh.....I never know where traditions come from. I heard that peach blossoms ward off evil spirits. That's why you should plant some in the front yard and some in the back yard and no evil spirits will come into your home.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #186
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But if evil spirits sneak in the house during the winter, when the peach blossoms bloom in the front and back yards, they'll be trapped in the house.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #187
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chimney?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #188
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But if evil spirits sneak in the house during the winter, when the peach blossoms bloom in the front and back yards, they'll be trapped in the house.
They're afraid of the tree, not the leaves and flowers, so how are they gonna sneak in during the winter?

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chimney?
Well then, just burn a fire. If the evil spirit goes down the chimney, like the big bad wolf, it'll just get its butt burned.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #189
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Then just build a house out of peach trees.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:53 AM   #190
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Wait, the Big Bad Wolf comes down the chimney? I thought that was Santa.

Wow, are you telling us the BBW IS Santa?
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:59 AM   #191
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Down under, he'd come up you chimney.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:08 PM   #192
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Wait, the Big Bad Wolf comes down the chimney? I thought that was Santa.

Wow, are you telling us the BBW IS Santa?
Have you ever seen them together?

I rest my case.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #193
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The big bad wolf comes down the chimney of the pig's brick house in The Three Little Pigs. my nephew likes to act out to these stories. I got my ass burned from climbing down the chimney in that last house. :p
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #194
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Anybody know what these are?

Growing wild beside the river.

ETA: The blooms hang almost upside down.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:21 PM   #195
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I was gonna guess Narcissus, but it turns out those are always yellow or white.
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